Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is one of my favorite recipes from college. Even my meat-and-potatoes boyfriend likes this - he actually requests it for dinner. Don't be scared off by the number of ingredients and steps. This really only takes a little longer then boiling the pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam the broccoli, zucchini, and asparagus until tender. (I do this in the microwave by putting them in a large glass bowl with ~ 1/4 cup of water, covering with plastic wrap, and cooking for about 5 minutes on high.).
  2. Cook the linguine according to package directions in plenty of boiling, salted water, and drain.
  3. While the linguine is cooking:.
  4. In a very large saucepan, sauté the garlic and tomatoes in the olive oil for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Stir in the basil and mushrooms, and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add the butter and cook until melted.
  8. Add the milk and cheese; blend well.
  9. Raise the heat and let the mixture reduce by about one third.
  10. Add the linguine and steamed vegetables; toss to combine.


Most Helpful

Pretty good stuff! My aspiring vegetarian daughter loved this meal. I took mplsgirls advice and added the juice of one lemon -- a perfect compliment! The only thing I might have done differently was to micro the veggies longer, as our family prefers veggies just a tad softer.

Montagnaia April 17, 2008

This was great! I followed the recipe exactly, but it would be very easy to add other vegetables. I also added fresh lemon juice and a little extra parmesan over the top once it was served. Thanks!

mplsgirl May 26, 2007

We really liked this pasta dish! After making it, we now double, sometimes triple, the sauce, we have a family of four and the first time around there was not enough sauce for all of us. I now also add yellow summer squash to the vegetables. This has earned it's spot in our normal dinner rotation.

blondiecancook March 24, 2007

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